Do Local Officials STILL Not Get It?

Do Local Officials STILL Not Get It?

By Steve Hunley The Knox County Board of Education met last week with the Knox County Legislative delegation and the Knox County Commission to discuss the legislative agenda for the next session of the Tennessee General Assembly.  The vice chair of the board of education was quoted as saying there are no failed schools, only […]

Ray Blanton, Part One

Ray Blanton, Part One

By Ray Hill Ray Blanton is little remembered today save for one thing: the corruption of his administration. Compared to many of Tennessee’s more significant historical figures, Blanton’s political career was not long, but it was impossible not to notice the man who became governor. While Ray Blanton was considered by many to be a […]

Difference between a Chapter 13 and a Chapter 7 bankruptcy

By Jed McKeehan Tennessee has the highest number of bankruptcies of any state in the country, so it might be useful to understand the differences between the two most common types of bankruptcies. A Chapter 7 bankruptcy, or a straight bankruptcy, is where you are asking the courts to discharge your debts. Essentially, the debt […]

No Habla Ingles

By Joe Rector Stepping outside our comfort zones is a scary thing. Little control over many situations is available, and our nerves are frayed in dealing with the simplest tasks. We can learn so much about the rest of the world and, in some cases, learn to empathize with others. Recently, I substituted for a […]

Continuing

  By Rosie Moore I want to add the various tributes to Christmas that are celebrated around the world. A very interesting country that celebrates Christmas is India. Compared to other religious festivals, Christmas is quite a small festival in India, due to the number of people who are Christians (about 2.3%) compared to people […]

Street Creds

By Dr. Jim Ferguson About this time every year, lady friends of mine begin to talk about how stressed-out they are. Apparently, their nurturing gene shifts into full throttle as the winter solstice nears, and women feel they must make Christmas “magical” for their children and family. Now, don’t get me wrong, I appreciate my […]

Hey Saint Nick (No, not you Saban), please give us a new coach

By Steve Williams Dear Santa, It’s that time of year when I send you a list of things I would like to see in the world of sports. This year though it’s going to be a little different. I’m focusing on Tennessee football and specifically head coach Butch Jones.  He didn’t have the kind of […]

Lane Kiffin to Boca… Has he matured?

By Alex Norman Lane Kiffin has been the head coach of an NFL team (Oakland). Lane Kiffin has been the head coach of two of the all-time top 15 college programs (Tennessee, Southern California). Lane Kiffin has been the offensive coordinator for an Alabama team that has won three straight SEC titles and is poised […]

Whining about the Electoral College

Whining about the Electoral College

By Steve Hunley The Knoxville News Sentinel came out last week with a milquetoast editorial noting the Democrats, still smarting over the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, want to debate the need for the Electoral College.  Eventually the Sentinel came to the point after traipsing around the edge of the […]